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Environment & Animal Life

Hottest May on record with Russian Arctic hardest hit

May 2020 was the hottest May on record, reported the Copernicus Climate Change Service on June 5. Their data shows that globally, last month was 0.63 C warmer than the average May from 1981-2010. Even in Europe, where May 2020 »

Environment & Animal Life

2019 Arctic wildfire season ‘unprecedented’ say experts

June and July are shaping up to be the most intense Arctic wildfire periods on record with blazes raging everywhere from Siberia and Alaska to even Greenland. Although fires are a natural part of the boreal forest life cycle, the »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International

Greenhouse gas: new record, more concern

The World Meterological Organisation’s latest bulletin  on greenhouse gasses shows a new record has been reached. The global average of CO2 is now 405.5 parts per million. The report notes that figure is now similar to the level of 3.5 million »

Environment & Animal Life

Cut GHG rapidly or face dangerous temperature increases: WMO

Carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased in 2016 at a pace never before seen to reach the highest level in 800,000 years, reports the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO). ‘Heading for dangerous temperature increases’ Its secretary-general Petteri Taalas said, »

Environment & Animal Life, International, Politics, Society

‘Climate breaks multiple records in 2016’: WMO

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) partnered with several other United Nations organizations to issue a dire report on ‘extreme and unusual’ trends. It says “2016 made history with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, unabated sea level rise »

Environment & Animal Life, International

2015 heading towards record as warmest year in modern history

The World Meterological Organization has released a provisional statement this week saying 2015 is heading towards being the warmest year on record. The statement was released prior to the upcoming U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP-21) starting on December 7th,in »